Patrik Schumacher studied architecture at London South Bank University and at the Technical University in Stuttgart. For his doctoral studies in philosophy he was drawn to the University of Klagenfurt. Today he is the sole partner of Zaha Hadid Architects in London and employs 400 architects working on over 950 projects in 55 countries.
For Stefan Lederer, the University of Klagenfurt is an alma mater in all its facets. Here, he generated knowledge and established many contacts and cooperation arrangements ready for the leap into self-employment, which he took jointly with Christopher Müller and Christian Timmerer. Together, they created bitmovin.